Tri Valley University was shutdown due to Immigration Fraud. Also there were reports of Tri Valley University Students facing deportation from USA.
ICE released update on options available for TriValley students with SEVIS record terminated.
Recently Tri Valley University President responded to Department of Homeland Security about the charges filed against them.
Tri Valley University Response
…… The first contract TVU signed regarding international students was with ABS consultancy who originally request for an exclusive contract to represent TVU in India to take the full responsibility of all TVU’s international students (but was not approved by the President). TVU signed a contract with ABS that they will receive 20% of each international student’s tuition fee as the referral fee, and their responsibility including recruiting, referring students, VISA interview consultant, status change consultant, reinstatement consultant as well as airport pickup and accommodation. TVU’s first hundred of international students are all taken care of by ABS consultancy. From Application, they are all input the ABS consultancy’s CA address. When students arrive in California, they were picked up by ABS consultancy, temperately stay with them for couple of day. ABS then arranged them to stay at an apt in the same complex which ABS rent and charge the student for rental fee.
That staff’s (Anji Reddy who actually committed stealing money and cheated student and was fired) misunderstanding of concealing the fact that the student who live outside of in California is apparently his limited knowledge and interpretation. “Conceal a fact” claim is never true (but indeed a vicious attempt to tear the university down by that fires staff teamed with another criminal person Ram Krista Karra). The University never told any staff in that way. As a matter of fact TVU’s ADM office wrote numerous DMV verification letters to many different states of our government agency stating that the student’s residence at a different state but attending classes over here. TVU later on hired staff to update student actual physical address, not the consultant address. With the frequent change of student address and quick growth of admitted students; the staff never completed the work.
……..However due to the quick growth pain, the administrative team do not catch up, also some students working as student assistant in the office has taken advantage of selling I20 or CPT for students money, ask students to give money to their account, and give students I20 (Anji Reddy and Ram Krista Karra). Vijaya Ram Kolli is believed to be one of those students who did not even register a class, but obtain an I20 by the cheating office student assistant, who later on also feed wrong, threatening and defamation information (such as ABS address issues is just one) to ICE and many TVU students. We have fired them, later filed a police report against the two fraud individual. Student Vijaya is one of the student victims.
read more.. at www.trivalleyuniversity.org/SEVIS-Response-2003.doc
The NRI cell of the state government has gathered specific information about people and companies from AP involved in the scam. It has also decided to seek the help of the police.
It was found that the university had appointed two consultants for the entire South Asian region and interestingly, both were from Hyderabad. While the first is ABS Consultancy located in Vanasthalipuram, the other is IAEC Consultants Pvt. Ltd. located in Narayanaguda.
The NRI cell also found out that of the total 18 members on the Board of the TVU administration team, six were from Andhra Pradesh.
In the blog post – Truth About US Admission Consultancy mentioned about consultancy getting paid to recruit students. Above response from TriValley University shows 20% of Tuition fees is paid as commission per student. That might not be the case with every univeristy, but this gives an idea. Consulting is a business and they have to make profit too. But, challenge is to identify US admisison consultancy who will evaluate students profile and select universities as per students interest.
What Do you think?
What do you think about the response from Tri Valley and did you learn anything new about US Admission Consultancy? When you plan to apply using consultancy, do you expect them to declare the list of universities they have contract?